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FedEx Donates 727 To A Community College  
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7867 times:

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs...=/20070419/NEWS21/70419035/-1/NEWS

Quote:
FedEx delivers gift plane to Owens


Owens Community College received a donation from FedEx Express, and it touched down about 11 a.m. yesterday at Metcalf Field in Wood County’s Lake Township: a 40-year-old Boeing 727-100.

The aircraft’s wings will be removed and the body will be transported by land, probably within the next 30 days, to the Center for Emergency Preparedness on Owens’ Perrysburg Township campus, said Paul Unger, executive vice president and provost.

At Owens, the wings will be reattached and the interior outfitted as a commercial passenger plane. The plane will be parked on a tarmac at the center for use in training exercises that will simulate difficulties aboard passenger craft, from medical emergencies to hijackings, hostage takings, and bomb threats.

The plane was decommissioned by FedEx, and its last flight was from the company’s hometown, Memphis, to Metcalf Field, Mr. Unger said.

The company valued the donation at $450,000.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...3/history/20070418/1349Z/KMEM/KTDZ

Looks like it landed on runway 4 at Metcalf field which is only 3,800 feet. Woulda been a neat landing to see

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User currently offlineBaron52ta From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7793 times:

This is not the first one Fred has donated to a college, they usually get used in aero engineering classes.Memphis Aero Tech got one as well . He doesn't have to come up with the money to scrap the plane and gets a tax break for the donation, so its not completely a selfless motive.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7767 times:

FX, donate another 721 to Bowling Green State University...my University. We even have an airport (1G0) on site  wink 

User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7724 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 2):
FX, donate another 721 to Bowling Green State University...my University. We even have an airport (1G0) on site

Aye Ziggy Zoomba!

When did they do that? Or have they? I graduated from there in December of 2003 and didn't hear of this.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7712 times:

Well congrats to the college. Glad to see an airplane get good use.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4717 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7686 times:

Back in January Camden Municipal Airport (CDH) in Arkansas got a B727 for Southern Arkansas University's maintenance program. It is a General aviation airport in south central arkansas and the 727 definately stands out!


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7669 times:
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These won't be the only two donations.

Great tax write-offs for Fred.  rotfl 


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 3):
Aye Ziggy Zoomba!

When did they do that? Or have they? I graduated from there in December of 2003 and didn't hear of this.

...Zoomba Ze!

BGSU doesn't have a 727, I was just implying that FX take another 727 and send it to BGSU instead  silly 


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7619 times:

And the maintenance program for Broward Community College's south campus at North Perry Airport (HWO).  Wink


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User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7540 times:

Hmmm....how do I go about getting CC status? I'd love to have one of those for my personal use!

User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7353 times:

I could be wrong but I think Purdue has 1 or 2.

It's not just colleges either, last year they donated one to ABE for fire training as well.

It's a good deal for everyone, well, accept the IRS. haha.


User currently offlineLGAtoIND From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 10):
I could be wrong but I think Purdue has 1 or 2.

FedEx just donated a 727 to Purdue in October. We also have a 737-200 donated to us by United.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7215 times:

Okay, so what aircraft was it?
I mean, serial number?
Wanna lookup the history...


User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7095 times:

it will probably be the only hybrid fedex livery passenger plane on earth.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7069 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
These won't be the only two donations.

Great tax write-offs for Fred.

The man is the chair for a reason  Wink



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6904 times:

I am just curious... This is the first time I have heard of anything like this (probably due to the fact that I have only recently been this interested in aviation), so what do universities do with these aircraft. Will they be used as charter equipment like if sports teams/clubs/etc have any scheduled trip somewhere? I imagine this would be the intended use. It sure beats seeing these planes going to the desert, aka grave yard... Now if only West Chester could get one, or Millersville! (although, the Ville has a hot air balloon...)


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User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1872 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6799 times:
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Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 15):
so what do universities do with these aircraft.

i think they use them as training tools for the students, so they can apply what they've learned in class to an actual aircraft. I would assume that before the aircraft is handed over to the university that Fedex will make sure it's not flyable.



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User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

These airplanes have made their final flight, they are being donated to schools to use for educational purposes, like for soon to be A&P mechanics, or apparently for fire and evacuation training.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 16):
i think they use them as training tools for the students, so they can apply what they've learned in class to an actual aircraft. I would assume that before the aircraft is handed over to the university that Fedex will make sure it's not flyable.



Quoting Memphis (Reply 17):
These airplanes have made their final flight, they are being donated to schools to use for educational purposes, like for soon to be A&P mechanics, or apparently for fire and evacuation training.

oh... well in quite a few ways... WHAT A BUMMER!!! But, it's for educational purposes. What could be a better way than using a hands-on demo really??? I suppose they'll be used for simulations of emergency/mx situations then. Heck, at least they're not going to be chopped up and shipped to the dump in the desert...



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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 12):
Okay, so what aircraft was it?
I mean, serial number?
Wanna lookup the history...

It was N186FE. Here is an article from the college as well as pictures.

https://www.owens.edu/news_releases/?p=507

I need to get out past Metcalf to see this!


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User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

FEDEX also donated a 721 to Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) for their Mechanical Technology: Aircraft Maintenance (AAS) program. I saw it a few months ago at the current Oneida County Airport(the old Griffis Air Force Base).

User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6561 times:

There's also the nose section that WAS a 727-100 at the children's museum in MEM and I thought another -100 at the A&P school.

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3838 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

There's one at Bolton Field in Columbus (OH). I think it went to Columbus State Community College, IIRC.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6422 times:
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There's an ex-United 727 hanging in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Flew in to Meigs for its last flight, and then barged the 50 blocks south to the museum.

http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/transport/flight/727.html

You have great access to the aircraft, where the front and back port-side doors open onto the upper floor of the museum (the left wing is gone), which you can see on the far side of the aircraft in the picture.

Every half hour they have a "flight" and run the gear up and down, wiggle some of the control surfaces, and flash some of the lights. There's usually a retired UA pilot on hand to answer questions.

An excellent exhibit.


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6324 times:

They donated one to Middle Tennessee State University. MTSU even painted it in a new livery!


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25 JetJeanes : There's also the nose section that WAS a 727-100 at the children's museum in MEM and I thought another -100 at the A&P school. that Nose at the childr
26 Post contains links and images AirTranTUS : FedEx also donated a 727 to Pima Community College in Tucson. View Large View MediumPhoto © Joe G. Walker
27 Detroitflyer : i see them evertime i have aviation classes, the 737 looks great in Purdue Livery.
28 Teneriffe77 : Speaking of 727's, does anyone have any pictures of the 722 whose cockpit and a section of fuselage are on display at SYR?
29 Post contains links and images SNA350 : DHL/EAT did the same in Europe for KHBO in Ostend it's a school for aircraft mechanics View Large View MediumPhoto © Marlene Leutgeb
30 Post contains links and images Eksath : Broward Community College in Ft.Lauderdale http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=N150FE&distinct_entry=true
31 Falstaff : Southern Illinois University, at Carbondale (the original) has a 737-200 from United. The got it in 1998. It is used for A&P classes. The plane is all
32 TrijetsRMissed : Nice to see a school receive a donation that is something other than an old decrepit 732. That was quite a sight to see! I was on the lake when it lan
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